Event: Whalefest

Am I seeing things or was there a killer whale on the back of that truck!WF_Logo-

Brighton & Hove will be taken over by whales and dolphins this March, as the world’s largest whale festival visits the city for the third time.  We will quite literally be able to rub shoulders with giants, as enormous whale murals, exhibitions, gigs and other whaley activities spring up all over town!

WhaleFest takes place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th March in the exhibition rooms of the Hilton Metropole Hotel. Here, thousands of people will come face to face with life-sized whales, take virtual whale watching trips indoors, and immerse themselves in 360° submarine adventures.

Guest speakers at the event include celebrity presenter Gok Wan, BBC Deadly 60’s Steve Backshall, BBC Coast’s Miranda Krestovnikoff, and the makers of BBC’s recent ‘Spy in the Pod’. The event also features some of the world’s leading experts on whales and dolphins, including ‘The Woman Who Swims With Killer Whales’ Ingrid Visser, Sam Berg from the movie BlackFish, and actress Virginia McKenna OBE.

The event launch day of Friday 14 March sees a life-sized killer whale make its way through the city before being ‘released’ back into the sea; highlighting the 50 or so killer whales currently suffering in tiny tanks where they perform ‘circus acts’ for the public in marine parks. Come and join us, be inspired, and help our cause at WhaleFest 2014!

For more information, visit www.whale-fest.com .

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  1. I heard about this a few months ago and was so excited but couldnt believe i hadnt heard of it sooner! Especially after watching The Cove and Blackfish, it’s something I feel ridiculously strongly about- i cant wait til Ophelia is old enough to appreciate it with us.

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